Fab 40 Employee Training Template and student names with apostrophes

One of my clients has been getting a lot of use from the SharePoint 2007 “Fab 40” template named “Employee Training Resources and Materials”.  As has been documented in numerous blogs, this template contains a few bugs that are pretty straight-forward to correct.  I ran into an issue the other day that was a little…

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SharePoint Records Center site and InfoPath promoted properties

I ran into an issue at a customer site that took a bit of research to resolve.  The scenario is that the customer is using a SharePoint 2007 site with the “Records Center” template.  They published an InfoPath form with promoted properties to a forms library in the site.  The promoted properties show up as…


Unable to delete SharePoint 2007 site because "user canceled the action"

Ever try to delete a SharePoint 2007 site via the browser and get an error message stating that the user canceled the action?  If you have access to the SharePoint server, you probably deleted the site from stsadm.  But what happens when you do not have access to the server?  I ran into this scenario with…


Issue with unregistering for a class in SharePoint 2007 Fab 40 template

One of my customers is using the “Employee Training Scheduling and Materials” template that comes with the SharePoint 2007 “Fab 40” templates.  We encountered an issue where users attempting to unregister for a course from the main page of the site were unregistering other users.  The unregister functionality worked properly if the user opened the…


Custom CSS causes Slideshow navigation to disappear

You know the scenario.  Customer wants a SharePoint site that doesn’t look like SharePoint, so you create a custom CSS, override a bunch of styles, everybody is happy, end of story.  Well, almost end of story.  The slideshow navigation disappeared, you say?  How can that be?  All we did was use some different colors and…


Issues caused by removing web parts from standard Survey pages

One of my current customers is leveraging the Survey capabilities that come out-of-the-box (OOB) with SharePoint 2007.  We came across some issues the other day where the following symptoms were present. Results could not be exported to Excel or only the “Author” and “Created” fields were exported to Excel Attempting to show the “Full Toolbar”…

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SharePoint Designer 2007: Unable to restore web with space in URL

I needed to move a sub-site with custom permissions to another location within the same site collection.  In the environment that I was working, I did not have access to use STSADM.  One of my key requirements was that the permissions needed to remain intact when I migrated the site. Had I been able to…